Not every journalist begins his career with an entree in the nature of a big bang. Journalistic careers tend to take long, and windy route of much obscurity and misfortune, rejection and despair, and then, slowly, and accidentally, the career takes an upswing and the journalist is made and born. Exceptions to this rule are rare, and they remain true to that form exceptions. Dele Momodu whose book you are holding and about to read would qualify as one of such exceptions… How Momodu got to this stage in his career is in part the content of this book. How Nigeria became in the 90s a country where the best and brightest head for the border to escape imprisonment, or frustration or poverty: How the best and the brightest, not wanting this option choose the alternatives of fraud, deception by all means, abandonment of principles, cynicism and anger: How Nigeria in the 90s became a playfield of hate, assassination, murder, power-rage, an atomistic society, adrift, lost and depleted: that is the focus of this book.